With her sister’s influence, Sue Bird started playing basketball when she was in the sixth grade. She made a great impression at a very young age. Her game was so good that a security guard asked for her autograph. She is a player who has achieved too much in her high school itself. Recently, she decided to come out and reveal that she is in a relationship with a famous player Megan Rapinoe. She is mostly known for the Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) and WNBA championship (2004, 2010)
Career and Net Worth:
In 2002 in her senior year, Bird won the Wade Trophy at undefeated UConn. And she won Naismith Award as college player of the year. She is also the winner of Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the country. Besides her Olympic gold medals and WNBA championship, Bird led the WNBA in assists for three times that proves that her stats are worthy of every achievement.
She has been selected to nine WNBA All-Star teams and seven ALL-WNBA teams. Sue Bird was voted as WNBA’s Top 15 players of All Time and into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s Top 20 players of all Time. In 2016 she signed a lucrative multi-year deal with the Seattle Storm that earns her in hundreds of thousands in salary. She also has an exquisite net worth that could amount to millions of dollars.
A Confusing Personal Life!!!
If you remember it right, it was not long ago that this basketball star used to avoid any and every question that projected her personal life. Although there were rumors about dating the singer for Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter, she outspokenly denied that he was her boyfriend and brushed it off as just one of the publicity stunt.
The frequent evasion of any questions about her relationships had many people had begun to doubt her sexuality. When she re-posted a photo from Nate Robinson that said ‘Most WNBA players are ugly lesbians’ it increased the suspicion even more.
Now Sue Reveals she is a Gay and Dating Girlfriend Megan !!
However, she has now decided that it’s time for her to let the world know what they wanted to hear for a long time. In a lengthy profile published on ESPN, she explains,
"I'm gay. Megan's my girlfriend. ... These aren't secrets to people who know me."
After 15 years in the WNBA, she has said that she felt it was the right time for her to come out. Megan Rapinoe who is a professional football player herself has yet to confirm the relationship. However, they both attended the UConn together last February.
Revealing that they have been dating for several months now, it looks as if she has now decided to settle down with the American football player. If there’s someone she would get married to, it would be Megan, and the decision about who will be the husband is up to them.
Sue Bird was in Syosset, New York born on 16th October 1980. She is a 36 years old American citizen who belongs to Israeli-American ethnicity. The famous basketball player has a great height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m), and her weight is 150lb (68) kg. She has one older sibling named Jen. And her parents are Herschel Bird and Nancy Bird. Her family’s original surname is ‘Boorda.'
Since 2006, she has held Israeli citizenship but represents her birthplace in international competitions.